Friday, September 28, 2012

This Video makes me Thankful I am in the Semiconductor Industry!

Today I shared on my social networks a video about "From Here to There: Semiconductors". I wanted to share it on my Blog as well.

This video truly validates my experiences from working in this industry for over 30 years, and it has been an amazing experience. I look forward to even more good and innovation in the future as well.

What amazes me is how much of this "world" our Semiconductor Industry powers. It can be easy (if you work in this industry on a day to day basis) to forget how much impact our industry has on the world.

The semiconductor industry is a 226 Billion Dollar industry. It powers almost everything technology driven that humans come in touch with….Computers, Cars, Mobile Devices, TVs Satellites, Pacemakers, Radios, Digital Devices, ATM Machines, Baby Monitors, Airplanes….and much much more!

I enjoy being a recruiter for this industry. It is nice to see how this industry truly does provide top paying jobs for important projects. This industry provides 5.92 Million high wage jobs, which I am thankful to own Analog Solutions and always look forward to finding the right employees to place within this wonderful industry.

Gary Fowler, Analog Solutions, Executive Technology Recruiter

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

TV Everywhere!

Adobe offered during the Olympics a streaming mobile app allowing users to watch the Olympics on mobile devices. They are planning to have this "TV Everywhere" App fully integrated for major TV shows within two years.

This system was actually born three years ago by Time Warner and Comcast. Today it has become more of a reality as content providers and distributors embrace technology that allows TV shows to be accessed on all mobile platforms, not just on traditional TV platforms.

Currently CNN, TBS, TNT, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Disney and more offer "TV Everywhere".

Taken straight from the article, I found this to be very interesting!…Smartphones are often the starting point for a “digital experience,” and users then go on to their other screens. TVs still get the most screen time of our leisure time, although 77 percent of viewers are simultaneously looking at another screen when watching television.

Read more here!

Gary Fowler, Analog Solutions, Executive Technology Recruiter

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Charge this phone with no cords!

This is very appealing to me, less cords running around! This new Nokia Lumia920 phone, just released on Monday has wireless option charging. The user just places it on a wireless charging pod. 

Nokia has a partnership with Microsoft Windows platforms in trying to compete with the ever popular smart phone(s) iPhone and Droid (run on the Google platform). Windows likes Nokia for their increased user exposure as well.

Seems like 4 million Nokia phones sold in this year's second quarter would be a lot? But in comparison to the 26 million iPhones sold it is a disappointment.

October 26, 2012 Microsoft Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 for Tablets launches and you will see this new Nokia Lumia920 phone on the market.

In this apple monopolized technology world taking up most of the "apple pie" for smartphone users, we will see how much new phones, such as this one, will get? Either way, getting some piece of the pie is better than none. 

Read more here: Oakland Tribune on-line news Nokia article

Gary Fowler, Analog Solutions, Executive Technology Recruiter